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Post by laker12 on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 13:00

I've been trying to get Sims 3 to work for a few days now but because of my extremely slow internet, it has been taking so long. 

I downloaded the Sims 3 base game, the patch, and the fix. Now I am downloading 3 expansion packs: University life, Pets, and Ambitions. So far University Life and Pets have completed downloading, but Ambitions is still in the process (4 more hours! Ah!).

So I decided I can start installing the two other expansions. I followed the guide by using Stuffit Expander, making the disks, etc. But when I tried installing University Life or Pets, it said To install the Sims 3 University Life I must already have the Sims 3 installed. So I moved the Sims 3 to the Applications folder instead of a folder within the Applications folder, but it still didnt work :/

So I searched through many threads and found out I had to update the Sims 3 first before I install the expansions:facepalm: . So I used the patch that I downloaded and updated the Sims3. However, it gave me an error when I opened the game.. Thennn.. I went on Finder->Go->Library->Preferences and deleted the preferences I had for The Sims 3.

And the game opened! But the Expansions still wont install... it gives me the same error that I need to have the sims 3 installed in order to install the expansion pack..

Thanks in advance

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Re: Unable to Download Expansions

Post by Phoebe on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 19:16

Hello,

Please see my post for installing the game succesfully, and make sure you apply all the steps. Let me know the result.

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Re: Unable to Download Expansions

Post by laker12 on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 19:49

I dont have any file called the Sims 3 Uninstaller.. Is there another way I can uninstall the game?

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I downloaded Appzapper to uninstall the game.

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Re: Unable to Download Expansions

Post by laker12 on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 13:28

So I uninstalled the game, reinstalled it, updated it from the launcher, now I am going to install the expansion packs. However, after I install the expansion packs, do I re-apply the update before I do the cracks, like it says on this post? And I can't use the patch at all, right? A

Also for the crack, do I only apply the files inside the #crack folder or do i also apply the files from the Ambitions folder; in other words, do I follow the mac guide on the games4theworld website or the #InstallationGuide from the ultimate fix?

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EDIT:
I am still getting the same exact error, that I must have the Sims 3.app in order to install the Sims 3 Ambitions.

EDIT 2:
ALL I had to do was edit the name of the file and remove the ™️! I think I found another fix for people that still get this problem! Smile

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Re: Unable to Download Expansions

Post by laker12 on Wed 21 Aug 2013, 20:11

So it was all working well- I was able to play the game with minor lags until 30 minutes into the game it gave me the error "exception raised" and the game quit.

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Re: Unable to Download Expansions

Post by Phoebe on Fri 23 Aug 2013, 20:17

Hello,

Did you delete your preferences folder from your library?

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